With the rapidly increasing popularity of yoga, we’ve seen countless new yoga styles and classes enter the market.
However, not all yoga classes are made equal. There are various types of yoga, ranging from slower-paced ones such as yin and hatha yoga to faster-paced types such as vinyasa where yoga poses are done in a smooth, flowing and often dynamic sequence. And then there’s high-intensity interval training (HIIT) yoga, a form of yoga that combines traditional yoga poses and heart-pumping exercises. Think squat jumps, mountain climbers and burpees.
It might be tempting to see HIIT yoga as a form of high-intensity workout that gives a quick cardio fix, but there are some things you should know and consider before adding HIIT yoga to your workout plan.